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Brockville Museum

The Brockville Museum is committed to preserving and promoting the history of Brockville through continuing quality exhibits and educational programs.

Partially housed in an 1840s Heritage stone house, the museum activities are strongly supported by an expanding collection of related artifacts and archival material representing this community’s heritage.

Because of that heritage, the Brockville Museum grows with, and for, the community, providing a source of knowledge on the heritage of Brockville for present and future generations.

 

The Brockville Museum is home to exhibits and displays on Brockville’s industrial and social past, focused primarily on the themes “Made in Brockville” and “The People of Brockville”.  Our exhibition schedule includes temporary and travelling exhibits in addition to our more permanent displays.

From Carriage to Car: a look at Brockville’s carriage-making industry and short-lived era of automobile manufacturing.  A Canada Carriage Factory buggy, an Atlas automobile (on loan from the Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa) and a Briscoe automobile are on display.

Made in Brockville: examines the many products once manufactured in Brockville including Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People, St. Lawrence Engines, Automatic Electric telephones, Smart’s frying pans, Orient Hosiery, and Stetson Hats, to name just a few.

People of Brockville: celebrates Brockville’s fascinating historical figures and vivacious ordinary people with interpretive panels about our citizenry’s contribution to the community and in some cases to the country.(opening May 2016)

Children’s Pioneer Playroom: Children can dress in pioneer clothing and explore a settler’s cabin.

Now Open! Brockville’s Rail Story: a look at the dynamic role the railway has played in Brockville’s development.

Brockville’s River Story: a look at Brockville’s shift from an industry-centred waterfront to one focused on recreation and commercial enterprise. (opening September 2016)